Nick Broomfield is not a man to rest on his laurels. With a prolific career spanning over 40 years and with a trademark, self-reflexive approach to documentary filmmaking, he has long been a champion of the format in its purest of interpretations.

Nick Broomfield Headshot In a break from his traditional style, his latest work, Whitney: Can I Be Me, is a telling of the Whitney Houston story – from her bright beginnings to her sad end – through the utilisation of never-seen-before footage and talking head testimony from many of the main players, movers and shakers in and around her life.

Speaking to HeyUGuys, Broomfield was quick to dispel any perceived similarities between Houston and the dearly departed British chanteuse Amy Winehouse. He also spoke of his determination to help re-establish Whitney’s standing as an artist and why he couldn’t make a film on Donald Trump.

Watch the full interview below…

Whitney: Can I Be Me is released on June 16th.

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Having made it out of Essex alive, aside from the glorious confines of HeyUGuys, Greg can also be found scribbling regularly for Front Row Reviews and many other film-related publications. When not bashing away at a computer, he can also be found occasionally locking horns with the politically diametrically-opposed Jon Gaunt on his radio show, as well as conducting the odd webinar for film schools. Lowlights, thus far, have been the late, great John Hurt admonishing with a 'do you really think like that?', upsetting acclaimed filmmaker Ondi Timoner with his piece for the Sunday Mirror and falling out with the blog editor of the Huffington Post. He also brought Liv Ullmann to tears for a piece for this very site (but in a good way... more of a highlight, that one). He can also be found writing on theatre and music for the Islington Gazette, Ham & High, Hackney Gazette, NME and others. Often found moaning about how tired he is, as well as how frustrated he is – particularly as a musician.